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Bob BradleyAugust 20, 2017

Good afternoon everyone. 

I hope you are having a great day.  Today’s date is August 20th, 2017.  I just wanted to talk a little bit.  I have a lot to be thankful for as a pastor here at Campbell Chapel.  As I thought today and yesterday and down through the summer, how blessed I am to be a pastor here at Campbell Chapel Church.  How blessed we are here with faithful people; people that loves the Lord, people that is interested in worshiping the God of heaven, people that are interested in spreading the gospel, and people that are interested in helping meet the temporal needs of people, children, and old folks and people in general.  I’m just so blessed to be here.  I know that God has people like this all over the world.  It is just so great to be part of the family of God and what God is doing across the world.  It is so great just to be a small part of that.  I want to praise His name today for just being so good unto us.

We had our homecoming here last Sunday.  Brother Jimmy Cremeans preached in the morning.  Brother Kenny Klaiber was in the afternoon.  We had an awesome day!  The house was full.  It was a great time of worship and a great time of praise.  The Spirit of God was here in just an awesome way.  It has just been a good time. 

We have had a good summer; different events and different things with our kids.  Our kids went back to school this past week.  We have some kids going off to college.  It is a good time that kids get to go back to school and further their education, but it touches us when some of our kids that have been around here for many years—I say they are kids, they are not really kids but adults now that are going to be going off to college.  We are going to miss them.  I know they will be home from time to time, but still yet we won’t get to see them every service.  That brings sadness to our heart.  However, we pray that as they go to school, wherever they are that God will help them and bless them and protect them.  They can further their education.  When they are able to get their degree and graduate then they can bring glory to God in whatever field they go into.  We have been blessed.

We are blessed.  We have a whole house full of children here.  We have two or three newborns that have been born in the last couple of weeks or so.  We have some others that are on the way.  We are just blessed with children.  We thank God for that.  We know that children are an opportunity for us here at Campbell Chapel.  An opportunity for us to be able to teach them about God and God’s Word and what God expects so that when they get a little older, they will listen to His voice and be obedient to Him.  God can use them in a great way to change America. 

We need to be praying for our nation tonight, praying for our president.  It does not matter what political party you belong to.  If you are a Christian tonight, I think we should be praying for our president, our leaders of our nation tonight.  We are living in very dangerous times as we—just this day the leaders that is in North Korea has made other threats that they are going to make an attack on US citizens and things.  We are living in very dangerous times.  Our president and our leaders all need our prayers tonight.  We should be praying for them.

Again, it has been a great week.  It has been a great month.  It has been a great summer.  We have been so blessed.  It is good to hear from you all from time to time, whether it is by e-mail or whatever it is, or whatever the communication is by phone, text or whatever.  It is good to hear that you are listening.  It is good to hear that you are being blessed by what is going on here at Campbell Chapel.  I thank God for the opportunity.

Continue to pray for us here.  We will be praying for you. 

Also, remember with school starting back, we will be starting our backpack program or actually, we will start delivering food back to schools.  We have never stopped all summer with food drives and clothing give away.  We were able, a couple of weeks ago, we were able to have a clothing give away for kids that were going back to school in our area.  We were able to give 160 kids 10 items of brand new clothing.  We had tennis shoes, jeans, shirts, jerseys and all kinds of things that God blessed us with all brand-new stuff that we were able…  Some was donated.  We bought a bunch of it.  God has blessed us to be able to do that.  Even after the clothing give away, we had many calls about people needing help with food and clothing.  We still yet have been working on that.  Continue to pray for that ministry.

Also, our shoe box ministry here, continue to be praying for that.  We will be having some fundraisers for that here on September 2nd, here at Campbell Chapel.  Keep that in mind.  We are excited about the boxes that we are going to be able to send around the world.  I know we don’t think much about those things.  However, if you just read the stories and see some of the videos of children getting a box that may have a pair of shoes, or a Bible, or some clothes or whatever in it—we take a lot of those things for granted.  Kids in the nations where they go; it is a tremendous blessing.  All the boxes we send here does have a Bible in them.  We thank God that we can do that. 

Again, we thank the Lord for all He is doing.  We pray that you will continue to pray for us.  We will be praying for you all.  Any way we can help you at all, please don’t hesitate to call us.

Love you guys.

Have a great day.

Bob Bradley, Pastor

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

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Ironton, OH  45638